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How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Augmentation?

As you age, your breasts lose shape, firmness, and fullness. There are procedures available to reverse these changes and restore your breasts to a youthful appearance, but it is important to be well informed about the difference between breast procedures before you make your decision. In many instances, a full breast lift isn’t necessary. Sometimes a breast augmentation is the best solution.

How Do I Know if a Breast Lift is Right for Me?

If your nipples sit at or below the level of your breast fold, a breast lift is likely the best surgical option for you. If you get an implant while the nipples are too low, the implant will not sit properly on the breast wall, and it may look unnatural. If your nipples sit lower than normal, a breast lift will improve the appearance of your breasts by shrinking the diameter of your areola and lifting the nipple to a better position. If you have lots of loose skin surrounding your breast, whether from weight loss, childbirth, or both, a breast lift will rejuvenate your skin’s elasticity and reshape your breast.

How Do I Know if Breast Augmentation is Right for Me?

If your breasts are not showing serious signs of aging, but you’re still looking for more volume, a breast augmentation may be the ideal solution. There are two general rules of thumb for telling if you could benefit from a breast augmentation without a breast lift. A breast augmentation is suitable for patients 1) with nipples above the level of breast fold and 2) without excess amounts of loose skin on and surrounding the breast.

Are you considering a breast lift or breast augmentation to enhance your breasts? Schedule a consultation appointment with Michael S. Schwartz. Contact us for more information about how to improve your cosmetic appearance.


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